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Reveling in the Enigmatic Beauty of Easter Island

Reveling in the Enigmatic Beauty of Easter Island

Reveling in the Enigmatic Beauty of Easter Island Reveling in the Enigmatic Beauty of Easter Island With travel restrictions in place worldwide, we’ve launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Benjamin Lowy shares a collection of photographs from …

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‘Eating Up Easter’ Review: The Wasteful Side of Tourism

‘Eating Up Easter’ Review: The Wasteful Side of Tourism

‘Eating Up Easter’ Review: The Wasteful Side of Tourism ‘Eating Up Easter’ Review: The Wasteful Side of Tourism Easter Island is often described as “mysterious” and “mystical.” That outsider perspective is reflected in archival TV segments included in “Eating Up Easter,” a documentary about the very real, terrestrial, socio-economic concerns of the island locally known as Rapa Nui, which sits …

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Coronavirus: Trump says Easter with ‘packed churches’ would be ‘beautiful time’ to reopen US

Coronavirus: Trump says Easter with ‘packed churches’ would be ‘beautiful time’ to reopen US

Donald Trump claims he is targeting the Easter holiday on 12 April to issue an order that would end – rhetorically, at least – America’s coronavirus shutdown so churches are “packed” from coast to coast. “I think Easter Sunday and you’ll have packed churches all over our country, I think it would be a beautiful time. And it’s just about …

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Coronavirus: Trump’s health team was not ‘well informed’ about his Easter goal to ‘open’ US

Coronavirus: Trump's health team was not 'well informed' about his Easter goal to 'open' US

Donald Trump appears to have announced he wants all or large swathes of the United States reopened by Easter without first informing his top public health officials. The president appears in public with Anthony Fauci, his infectious disease official, and Deborah Birx, a State Department infectious disease expert, daily. Mr Fauci told reporters he had a candid conversation with Mr …

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Andrea Bocelli’s Easter concert draws praise and tears

Andrea Bocelli’s Easter concert draws praise and tears

Kim Kardashian, Hugh Jackman and Kaley Cuoco are among the stars who have praised opera singer Andrea Bocelli’s moving Easter Sunday concert. The Italian tenor performed a solo show at the deserted Duomo cathedral in Milan on Sunday night (12 April). While no one could attend the concert in person due to coronavirus restrictions, fans around the world were able to stream it …

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Coronavirus: Trump rows back on pledge to get US ‘back to work’ by Easter

Coronavirus: Trump rows back on pledge to get US ‘back to work’ by Easter

Donald Trump stepped back a bit from his pledge to get the entire country “back to work” by Easter, saying on Wednesday he might “do sections” at a time instead. The president on Tuesday raised the ire of Democrats and some public health experts by announcing during a Fox News broadcast from the White House Rose Garden that he wants …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: As U.S. Death Toll Passes Italy’s, Some Pastors Plan Easter Services

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Calls Relaxing Restrictions a Major Decision as Projections Warn of a Possible Infection Spike

On Easter, and with deaths rising, questions about reopening the economy loom. Christians across the United States prepared to celebrate Easter by gathering virtually on Sunday, largely following stay-at-home orders and guidance from health officials, while a handful of pastors in states like Louisiana and Mississippi planned to hold in-person services in defiance of restrictions on mass gatherings, citing their …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Surpasses Italy in Total Deaths as Christians Prepare to Celebrate Easter at Home

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Surpasses Italy in Total Deaths as Christians Prepare to Celebrate Easter at Home

Countries around the world are weighing the costs and benefits of reopening society. The coronavirus pandemic continued its global assault on Sunday, with more than 1.7 million known cases recorded worldwide and at least 108,000 deaths. But even as some countries join the list of those with broad lockdown orders and others maintain or extend sweeping shutdowns, others have begun …

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For Musicians This Easter, Still Looking to Soar in Empty Spaces

For Musicians This Easter, Still Looking to Soar in Empty Spaces

On Holy Thursday, the music is a bit quieter and more introspective, said Jeanne Holcomb, a member of the choir for 17 years. On Good Friday, she said, they move on to Joseph Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” By Saturday and Sunday: “Lots of hallelujahs,” she said. “It’s really, really fun to sing. You really let it all …

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Bill Cunningham’s Easter Parade – The New York Times

Bill Cunningham’s Easter Parade - The New York Times

What would Bill Cunningham, the man who transformed street style photography (before it was even known by that name) into social anthropology, have made of the currently empty grid of New York, its echoing avenues walked only by the occasional pedestrian venturing out from home, maintaining a careful six feet of distance between themselves and anyone else? He probably would …

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